The Thunderbird Restaurant in Mount Carmel Junction is one of the most small-town diners I’ve been too. It’s attached to the Best Western, and when we stopped in, it seemed like the happening spot to stop. We had opted to stay at the Best Western and didn’t know there was a restaurant/diner attached.
We decided to go in the morning when they opened at 7. For the short time, we were there, we were the only people in the entire restaurant!
If you are looking for a small town diner, where everyone knows everyone, this is your diner. The Thunderbird Café is cute, and they are known for their “Ho-Made” pies. It’s attached to the Best Western so you can see it from the side of the road. The inside has plenty of booths and tables.
Our waitress was friendly, brought plenty of refills, and our food came out quickly. She was great.
The coffee at the Thunderbird Café was strong and tasted good. I could have used a few more refills but other than that, I had no issues. Strong coffee in the morning is important.
For breakfast, I decided to order two eggs, toast, and a blueberry muffin. Since it was a bit early to order a pie, I thought a muffin would suffice in trying their homemade baked goods. The muffin was delicious. It was cooked just enough that the top was crispy.
The bread was homemade and thick. It was some of the best diner bread I’ve had, and the eggs were cooked well too.
In all, my food was excellent.
For the coffee, breakfast, and muffin, the cost was $14, which was a little bit more expensive than I expected.
Overall/Would I Come Back?
I liked the Thunderbird Café, and if I’m ever traveling through, I would go back. I had a positive experience there, and it’s a great stop. If you’re looking for a local stop, and a friendly hotel too, this is your place.
Questions for you:
What is your favorite type of muffin?
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